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Open Water Swim (18 years and older)
This is an open water swim practice session open to all levels of open water swimmers 18 and over as long as you can swim at least 500 yards without stopping. We will determine swim distance Sunday morning based on ability and desire of group. We will try to group people together based on their swim ability as much as possible. We meet by the showers next to the restrooms on the LEFT side of the parking lot. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 7:30AM. Meet at 7:30am for safety tips and swim preparation. We will be in the water by 7:45am. This is a swim practice not a clinic. We do not provide coaching or instruction at the swim, so please know your own swimming level. But we will provide encouragement to newcomers and safety tips for everyone. Paid parking is available in the lot at the beach or you can park up top on Ocean Blvd for free. We will meet by the showers next to the restrooms on the left. IF IT RAINS WITHIN THE 3 DAYS BEFORE OR THE DAY OF THE MEETUP, THE SESSION WILL BE CANCELED. IMPORTANT NOTICE Open water swimming is a dangerous sport and involves variable conditions. Every day is different and every swim is different. Although the organizer goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of participants, when you come to these meetups you agree to take responsibility for all risks involved and agree that you understand these risks.

Corona del Mar Beach

Ocean Blvd. · Corona del Mar, CA

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Swimming in any kind of open water (lakes, rivers, oceans) can be daunting and scary but it doesn't have to be. Open water swimming is the most natural and beautiful way to use your swimming muscles. This group is designed to get you out of the pool and into the ocean.

Open water swimming, especially in the ocean, is different from swimming in the pool and can seem overwhelming at first. It is important to know how to read the water, enter and exit safely, and deal with the conditions of the swim.

This group requires that you know how to swim and that you can swim at least 500 meters non-stop in the pool. This group is good for those who wish to compete in a triathlon or open water race or who want to improve their open water swim performance. My goal is to make you feel comfortable in the open water and give you an opportunity to improve your swimming.

I am an ITCA certified triathlon coach and have been doing open water swims for the last 15 years. I have competed in all distances of triathlon in a variety of swimming environments. Open water swimming is my favorite part of triathlon and I look forward to sharing my excitement and passion with you. I DO ask everyone to sign waivers at their first swim since we will be swimming in a natural environment and open water swimming is a dangerous sport.

Also, if you are interested in improving your open water swim ability, I do offer coaching in both pool and open water swimming. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about my coaching options.

If you want to learn to swim in the ocean, and experience the joy you can only feel being in the water, please join this group and sign up for as many swims as you like.

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